Prepared for back to school?

Every teacher gets ready for the new school year differently. Some spend the summer crafting epic lessons, researching new pedagogy, and preparing a new icebreaker or two to try on the class. Others, well, they just break open a new bottle of aspirin as they steady themselves for the craziness that comes with the new … Continue reading Prepared for back to school?

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Stores shouldn’t sell school supplies in July!

Seems like stores have already cleared out their shelves of summer wares to make room for school supplies. Now stepping into a store brings a reminder that our summer vacation is fading fast. I use to think it was bad when they would put out the Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving, but this is worse, it's … Continue reading Stores shouldn’t sell school supplies in July!

The Depreciation of Teacher Appreciation

Well, teacher appreciation week has come and gone, and I think it's safe to say that society still lacks a true grasp of the significant that the field of education plays in not only molding the lives of our young people, but also shaping the future of our world. I mean, the only recognition I … Continue reading The Depreciation of Teacher Appreciation

Undervaluing Educators

The past week has seen an unprecedented amount of civil action by educators. From teacher walkouts in several states, to a rally in the capital of Puerto Rico, educators across the country are fed up with being unappreciated, underpaid, and threatened with school closings and the privatization of our public school system. We are hopeful … Continue reading Undervaluing Educators

Spring Break Brain Drain

Well, Spring Break has come and gone, and students and their instructors are back in the classrooms. It's amazing how quickly a week can fly by, and even more amazing how quickly some time off can seem to wipe all former knowledge and learning from our students. Anyone else have a class come down with … Continue reading Spring Break Brain Drain